I accidentally bit my lip at some point in the last 24 hours. I'm not even sure when it happened - it just wasn't a big deal at the time but now I have this huge spot that I feel all the time, I can't do anything without aggravating it and making it worse - so now I'm thinking about it all the time, even during business meetings.
During my drive over to yet another meeting (I got here early - thus the quick bberry post...)It occurred to me that this is exactly what happens to me in regards to emo/feeling-type issues. Something starts - and it's so subtle that I'm almost unaware of it. Before I know it, however, it's become this huge deal. I usually make it worse by pretending it doesn't exist (Oh, I don't feel that way. Oh, that person has NO effect on me. Right.) Finally, I'm forced to deal - all the while thinking: "How the hell did I end up in THIS situation???"